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#RealPatients - Cheryl's Lower Back Pain

Cheryl works in Finance, and is an avid gym-goer and runner. Here is her journey back from injury with Ebrook Osteopathy and Sports Clinic...   “I’ve been regularly exercising for a long time, going to gym classes and running…

What is Sciatica?

Sciatic pain is horrible, as anyone who has experienced it will attest to! Burning pain down the back of the leg, pins and needles, and in extreme cases loss of muscular power in certain muscle groups. So, what is sciatic irritation? Why is…

Back Pain 101

If it’s the first time you’ve had back pain, it can be quite scary! Most of us can expect to have a sore back at some point in our lives, it’s the most common health reason people take time off work in the UK. So, what do you do when…

 Lower Back Pain and Christmas

Christmas is an unlikely nightmare for people suffering with lower back pain. Traipsing around the shopping centre, high heel wearing, and standing for long hours at parties or after work drinks can all be problematic. There are some pro…

Pains in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when your body changes – a lot. Here, we’re going to outline some of the biomechanical problems we see ladies with in the clinic, and how osteopathy can help.   Sciatica We’ve had previous blog posts…

Is All Sciatica The Same?

We commonly see patients in clinic presenting with sciatic pain – a deep, gnawing pain down the buttock, into the back of the leg, sometimes electric, shooting or stabbing. It can occur with or without lower back pain, and with or without…

The Slipped Disc

A lady I met a few days ago said, “I’ve got a slipped disc, and no massage is going to fix that.” When people pick up their MRI scan results, they don’t get a full explanation of what living with a disc herniation actually entails…

The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is the go-to exercise of many back pain sufferers; they swear by it’s power to engage, tone and reshape the core of the body, and to teach them proper spinal posture. But what actually is Pilates? And what is it about Pilates that…

Do I need an MRI?

This is question we get a lot in clinic – a patient may come in with a simple mechanical lower back pain, and because it is new to them, and they are worried about their diagnosis, they want an MRI to be sure. The problem is, of course, MRI…

The Benefits of Sports Tape

Most people will recognise sports taping after the most recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where many athletes performed with thick stripes of blue, pink and green down their arms and legs. To the average TV viewer, they might look more…

Michelle's Pregnancy

I had my first baby last year and had some pelvic pain through the 2nd and 3rd trimester. Because of my work as a massage therapist and walking my dogs every day,it put a lot of pressure on my pelvis as my bump increased. I love to be active…